Cal Fire rescues four people from flooding in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Cal Fire personnel rescued four people who became trapped on top of a car by flood waters in Paso Robles on Sunday. Shortly before 1 p.m., a caller reported a driver had attempted to cross a flooded... (Continue reading)

Brrr, it’s cold in Cayucos

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police searching for bank robber

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank on Saturday. Shortly before noon, the man walked into the Chase Bank on Rancho Parkway and handed the clerk a note demanding cash. He... (Continue reading)

Tree crashes into home in Santa Maria

By KAREN VELIE A large eucalyptus tree crashed into a home in Santa Maria during the storm on Friday, displacing a family. Shortly before noon, a caller reported the 80 to 100 foot tree had landed on a single story... (Continue reading)

California serial killer suspected of killing cellmate

By KAREN VELIE A California serial killer is suspected of killing his new cellmate, a child molester, on Friday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Last year, Ramon Escobar, 51, pled guilty to killing five men and... (Continue reading)

SLO County dining, legal, landscaping specials and deals

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Shin’s Sushi restaurant in San Luis Obispo Shin’s offers discounts on select rolls Sunday through Thursday.... (Continue reading)

Photos show northern SLO County blanketed in snow

By KAREN VELIE Snow turned San Luis Obispo County into a winter wonderland to the delight of many residents on Friday evening. Rudnick Cattle Ranch in Creston, photo by Toni Avina   Northern SLO County, photo by Greg Grewal  ... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach roof partially collapses, displacing residents

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Part of the roof of a Grover Beach home collapsed Friday evening, displacing residents.  At 5:22 p.m., a 911 caller reported an emergency at a home in the 100 block of Janet Place. Firefighter arrived to find... (Continue reading)

Storm sweeps SLO County bringing snow, road closures, power outages

By KAREN VELIE Snow, heavy rainfall and gusty winds swept through San Luis Obispo County on on Friday evening leading to road closures, flooding and power outages. SLO County is under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. Saturday, according... (Continue reading)

Deputies nab two people with drugs and firearms in Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people they found with a large amount of drugs and firearms during a traffic stop in Nipomo on Tuesday. On Feb. 21, a deputy pulled over a vehicle for... (Continue reading)